Everton. Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur. Everton.
What do these two teams have in common? Well, aside from spending most of their history in some form of turmoil, they’re both currently in the bottom half of the Premier League table with Champions League qualification hopes hanging by not so much a thread as a microfibre.
Marco Silva and Mauricio Pochettino are two managers feeling the pressure to motivate an underperforming group of players, but if it doesn’t work out for them, there’s one man who might be able to step up and save their clubs’ collective bacon.
And that man, ladies and gentlemen, is Mark Goldbridge. The YouTube tycoon has chosen to take control of struggling Everton in an attempt to evade the possibility of the Toffees falling into the bottom three should they lose this weekend.
Here’s how he got on.